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From the archive: Deepak Chopra’s 2002 talk at TED

Posted by: Tedstaff

As part of a public exchange of letters (his, ours, his) regarding TED’s views on the line between good and bad science, Deepak Chopra has asked us to post a talk he gave at TED in 2002 (four years before TED began free online distribution of some of its talks). Here it is:

We never posted Chopra’s talk before because, frankly, it seemed unfocused, and it used the language of quantum physics in a way we thought was misleading. We admired Deepak’s desire for a more spiritual, connected world. But in our curatorial opinion, this particular talk wasn’t right for the homepage of TED.com.

We add just one talk each weekday on our homepage, chosen from thousands of candidate talks in our archives, and strive for a broad variety of topics and styles designed to inform, entertain and inspire. We listen to, and learn from, the views of our global community, and we accept that people won’t always agree with our choices!